Skip to comments.Walter Reed, Week 293, November 26, 2010, Thanksgiving Weekend…….
Posted on 11/30/2010 10:11:56 AM PST by kburi
..arrived, finding many wounded warriors off post for a long weekend. There was no Friday night dinner and therefore, no bus. The DC Chapter of Free Republic maintained its presence for the 293rd consecutive Friday night.
Mrs Trooprally reported the minutes for this After Action Report:
" After Thanksgiving, when everyone was stuffed with turkey, eight of us managed to get off the sofas and brave the elements. We were in good spirits and had great conversation. But, it was darn cold. 3D-Joy missed the cold so much that she came for a visit from Florida. Lurker Bill set up his portable heater and made certain 3D-Joy stayed warm.
IMACMAN arrived to fill in the Holiday gap, and was a pleasant surprise. It was an early night since there was no bus. The weather was not bad unless the wind picked up. But compared to last year, it felt like Spring. 2ndhandRose and Lurker Rick were waiting arrived at Walter Reed early and greeted us. TammyCat brought Idaho for a visit and enthusiastically gave her hoops and hollers at all the passing cars. Traffic was light but, people still waved and honked galore.
One young guy stopped and asked what we were doing. Both IMACMAN and Trooprally explained our purpose and invited him to join us. Trooprally had his usual corner tonight, and 2ndHandRose had RonGs corner and she always had company. Most everyone had hot coffee and double chocolate brownies with icing and walnuts, courtesy of Mrs Trooprally. All in all it was a good night. We hope all had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. "
IMACMAN Says It All!
3D-Joy, Hot Coffee and Heater Make it Just Like Florida
HONOR ROLL for November 26, 2010
Mr and Mrs Trooprally, 3D-Joy, TammyCat and Idaho, Lurker Bill, IMACMAN, 2ndHandRose and Lurker Rick
Seven moonbats tonight
The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm.
BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive
November 26, 2010 Photos, (courtesy of Mrs Trooprally)
Thank you for doing this, week in and week out, in all kinds of weather. With someone who spent close to 2 years at WRAMC and Bethesda, I can attest that it means a great deal to the wounded troops.
DC PING !
Yes sirree, great Friday after Thanksgiving. Most of the long time regulars took off this night but we had a host of others to fill in. FReepers are great, ready to fill in the gaps.
And Thanks to you for posting the AAR.
Thank you all for all that you do!
Thanks for the ping.
LOL...at your description of me!
It was over 80 degrees today and I am glad to be back.
I don’t know how you do it every week, but it was sure nice to see you all for a couple of hours. The family enjoyed my description of the brownies...and were jealous!
Thank you for continuing to be there each week!
Did the USA hating, nut-job, leftists quit protesting there once Obama got in office? They used to do their "we hate the military and the people who serve" protest across the street didn't they?
Good grief Charlie Brown, where have you been for the last 293 weeks? The moonbats standing at the gates of WRAMC with signs proclaiming “WOUNDED FOR A LIE” and other worse things is the reason the Freeper Brigade was created.
Freepers started out standing across the street to counter the moonbats, then after some time one of them decided to check on the moonbat’s permit. Voila’, the permit had expired, so the Freepers jumped on the permit and took over all four corners, which relegated said moonbats down the street and out of sight. That is the inspiring story of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic. Imagine, 293 uninterrupted Friday nights!
That being said, GO FREEPERS! Neither rain nor snow, sleet or hail, can stop our heroes from keeping their appointed time and their designated duties for our wounded warriors. Thank you for the 293 time. Love you guys. Hugs.
And the answer is:
No, the anti-war, USA hating leftists are now union puppets
who arrive at 7pm and leave promptly at 9 pm.
Their weekly presence is reported each week under Footnotes.
They’ve been pretty quiet recently.
PS - I am due to write an Olney AAR soon. No promises as to when.
The wonderful reports and pictures make us all feel like we were there. We are in spirit.